Crazy, hailing weather

So yesterday night I was at a friend’s place for Bible study. A ferocious thunder/rain/hail storm started at about 11:30 pm, until quarter to 12. There already was a whole lot of hail in front of my friend’s garage door.

We had already finished the study, so when the rain and hail let up slightly, I said my goodbyes and ran to my car. I turned on the car, made a phone call while waiting for it to warm up, and then I left. When I turned on the wipers to clear the windscreen of the rain, I heard a loud swooshing sound, and then 2 piles of hail slid down the windscreen. At that point I knew that the storm wasn’t any old random hail storm; it was serious stuff.

Driving away, the road was very wet, so I drove carefully around corners and roundabouts. When I passed the 1st roundabout on my way home, I saw the most amazing sight. Hail literally covered the road, except for the wheel paths. That includes the shoulder, the grass and concrete median, and the pavement. I took some pics with a POC 1.3MP phone camera that I happened to have with me :( Better than nothing, but not much better, haha. Oh, and pardon that weird bug-shaped blotch to the right of center in the photos. I think something happened to the camera, resulting in that blotch.

The photos definitely don’t do it justice; I was going to go back with a proper camera, but I wasn’t able to get the car off my sloped front lawn, due to the abundance of hail. In the end, I didn’t think it was such a big deal to take photos. Still, next time I’m going to take my camera in case something like this happens!

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Just in front of the car, while stopped on the shoulder

The big "hail drift" at the 2nd roundabout

The big "hail drift" at the 2nd roundabout; notice its size compared to the footprints!

There's 2 black spots; the spot nearer the center of the photo is my little bunch of keys for size comparison

There's 2 black spots; the spot nearer the center of the photo is my little bunch of keys for size comparison

Lol I poked my finger through the drift to illustrate the thickness of said drift; it's about 3" (7.5 cm) thick

Lol I poked my finger through the drift to illustrate its thickness; it's about 3" (7.5 cm) thick

The road was very slippery too. When I pulled over, the car slid a bit (about 30 cm) as it came to a stop. Also, while turning on the 2nd roundabout (which is where the below “hail drift” was), the car skidded slightly, despite me only turning at about 15 km/h. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was scary; it was actually (dare I say) kinda fun.

Remember that all this is in October; in reality, the weather felt like July!

So, thanks for reading, yo.

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